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Following are programs and activities taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries. Most require advance registration. Plumb is at 65 Wooster Street.  Call 924-9461 to register for children’s programs and 924-1580 for adult programs. Huntington Branch is in the Community Center, 41 Church St. Call 926-0111 to register for programs. Activities are listed under “current events” on the library’s website,.

Huntington Branch Library

Spanish with Sandra – Thursday, March 3, 4:30 (ages 3-5) and 5 p.m. (ages 6-8)  Children and their caregivers learn Spanish through interactive songs, games, stories and other activities. Registration is required for this series that runs from March 10 through May 5.

Show-and-Tell Stories - Friday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa read stories, then enjoy a craft or a game. Participants are encouraged to bring along a show-and-tell item.

First Friday Book Discussion - Friday, March 4 , 1 p.m. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah explores how three Russian women find each other and themselves, join the discussion today while enjoying light refreshments; copies available.

Cookie Archaeology - Monday, March 7, 4:45 p.m. Go on an archaeological dig - inside a cookie! Young scientists, ages 5-9, excavate chocolate chips while learning how archaeologists search for artifacts left behind by people from the past; register now.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 3) are invited to join Miss Marissa for scarves, maracas, stories, and bubbles!

Shelton Reading Circle - Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. The Shelton Historical Society sponsors this book discussion group which was originally founded in 1894 and met in members’ homes to read aloud while doing charity work for community causes. For this month’s title and more details contact facilitator Ellen Kolesk at: 203-925-1803.

Toddler Movement - Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m. Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 2 1/2 - 4 and caregivers; register, sessions run for an entire month.

As I See It - Wednesday, March 9, 1 p.m. Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch a film followed by discussion and dessert, for interested adults.

Friends’ Spring Book Sale - Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer large selections of gently used books, cds, and movies during regular library hours. Thursday sale hours until 7:00 p.m., continues Friday, March 11 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Saturday, March 12 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Come and browse, purchases support our library activities.

Plumb Memorial Library

AlphaBits  – Thursdays,  March 3 and 10, 10:30 a.m.  Pre-school kids drop-in for this interactive Story Time: we Hokey Pokey, share a story, engage in Hands-on Centers, Freezer Dance and My Energy.

Life is Art - Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

Stay & Play - Friday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers, suitable for babies and young children; drop in and bring a snack, tea and juice provided.

Olde Ripton Garden Club - Monday, March 7, 10 a.m. Local gardeners and plantsmen meet to share speakers, information and support; new members welcome as group celebrates its 40th year.

Budding Bookworms – Monday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura for a themed story and craft, then Freezer Dance and Do Re Mi, a great way to begin your week!

Fun for Little Ones  - Tuesday, March 8, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 are invited to join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome; drop in.

Book Boogie - Tuesday, March 8, 1:30 p.m. Brand New!! Stomp your feet, clap your hands and get ready to boogie in this interactive musical adventure for pre-schoolers up to age 5. Drop-in with Miss Maura and explore stories, instruments, songs and parachute fun!

knit! – Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.

Who Is It? Book Club - Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m. Exclusively for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders - featuring the popular Who Is … Biography Series. Be prepared to discuss the book and engage in a hands-on activity based on the person of the book. Copies of this month’s book, Who Is Malala Yousafzai? are at the Children’s Desk for check-out one month prior to the book club session.

Library/Home School Network  - Friday, March 11, 2 p.m. Homeschooling or thinking of homeschool­ing your child(ren)? Meet other families at this open-session, children are welcome and light refreshments are served.

Word Wizards - Saturday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. Families with kids 1-5 enjoy a drop in program featuring a story, craft and dance, especially geared for those who cannot attend weekday programs.

Lego Challenge: Alien - Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. Back by popular demand! Kids of all ages are challenged to create an alien! Drop in with your imagination, we provide the Legos and Duplos for this free program. All creations are on display for the next month until the April Challenge meeting.

Home Delivery – Shelton residents who cannot get to the library due to temporary or permanent disability are welcome to apply for home delivery of library materials. Contact Branch Library, 203- 926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.